Monday, May 23, 2005
On Wednesday, May 17 Event Lab agents experimented with a plastic beads that clump up and become malleable at only 130 degrees. No problem a hotplate and pan of water did the trick. Once clumped, the labsters rolled it out with a wine bottle and placed the still warm plastic sheet over Dominique's face. Always open to new experiences, he didn't even need to be held down.The result was a hard Plastic Paintable Mask that looked radically different on each person that wore it. To complement the ensemble, the crew created organic handled Pokers that, when used with the mask, gave wearers the license to poke at will. It could have poked someone's eye out, but fortunately, there were no mishaps.
On Wednesday, May 4, the Fishbon Event Lab madness continued with a noble experiment with Rotating Speakers rigged to a repurposed ceiling fan. The theory is that when you stand in the center directly underneath, the sound will encircle you like constantly moving surround sound. Then, if the music is digitally pulsed, the fun really begins. In the second part of the evening, a plastic Smoke Diaphragm was filled with smoke from the smoke machine and operated by pushing on the tightly stretched fabric to make perfect Event Lab smoke rings. Since she missed the debut of the Smoke Bubbles, Dominique got her chance to experience the thrill.